Meritor Wabco appoints new president, general manager

Meritor and Wabco, parent companies of the 50-50 joint venture Meritor Wabco, announced the appointment of Matthew Stevenson to president and general manager of Meritor Wabco, effective immediately.

According to the company, Stevenson brings to Meritor Wabco nearly 20 years of sales, marketing, product strategy, and business development experience in the commercial vehicle and automotive industries.

Most recently, Stevenson served in an executive role with Bridgestone Americas in its Consumer Original Equipment business. Previously, he was vice president of Bridgestone's commercial marketing group managing all marketing operations for the company's truck, bus, and off the road tires business, as well as more than 200 commercial stores under the GCR brand.

Prior to his roles at Bridgestone, Stevenson held the position of general manager of North American Field Operations and Marketing for Meritor from 2010 to 2013, according to the company. From 2000 to 2010, Stevenson held several positions of increasing responsibility, including executive level roles at Daimler Trucks North America, the company added. During his tenure, he led the sales and marketing efforts for the light commercial vehicle business for Daimler Trucks and served as chief operations officer for the Mitsubishi Fuso division.

"Matt will lead a team of world-class professionals at Meritor Wabco," said Jon Morrison, president, Americas, Wabco. "We are excited to have him lead this important joint venture." 

According to Chris Villavarayan, president, Americas, Meritor: "Meritor Wabco is at the forefront of key safety and efficiency technologies that are helping transform the commercial vehicle industry, and Matt is uniquely qualified to lead this effort."

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